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Community & Collaboration

Find Your Circle, Find Your Journey

A conversation with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance founder, Cleo Parker Robinson.

Collaboration Done Right

A conversation with Lula Washington Dance Theatre founder, Lula Washington.

IABD Founders on Community & Collaboration

Members of the International Association of Blacks in Dance founders, Joan Myers Brown, Lulu Washington…

Join the Party!

Ready to dance? Taneisha Duggan shares her reflections on the power of community and invites…

The World Is Your Classroom (Or Gym)

Naomi Even-Aberle introduces us to her community: her gym. She shares how impactful it can…

Part of Something Bigger

Jaclyn Roessel reflects on the first time she felt like a part of a community,…

Civic Health. Civic Equity. Civic Capacity.

Michael Rohd shares the values that guide both organizations: Civic Health. Civic Equity. Civic Capacity.

On Values & Building Community

Inclusivity. Creativity & Innovation. Integrity. These are the values that drive Irfana Jetha Noorani work with the 11th Street Bridge Park.

Scott Kratz: Values

Intentionality, generosity and authenticity. These are the values Scott Kratz brings to the 11th Street Bridge Park.

A Community Organizing Approach to Placemaking

When a multi-year infrastructure project threatened to disrupt businesses and cut off neighborhoods along a six-mile stretch of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, the team at Springboard for the Arts saw a transformational opportunity. Their response was Irrigate, a creative placemaking initiative that mobilizes local artists to collaborate with businesses, organizations and community groups to “change the landscape of the corridor with color, art, surprise, creativity and fun.”

What does your experience with building community relationships teach about healthy partnerships?

Carlton Turner, executive director of Alternate ROOTS, talks about his approach to partnerships.

How can cultural organizations work with their communities rather than for their communities?

Mulenga Kapwepwe, Chairperson of the National Arts Council of Zambia, discusses how widening your definitions can broaden your understanding of community.

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